Penn State students selected for AgChoice scholars inaugural class

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Nine Penn State students have been selected as the inaugural class of AgChoice Scholars, a career education program for future agricultural industry professionals.

The two year program for Penn State juniors and seniors includes field trips to Pennsylvania agribusinesses, a trip to New York City to visit the New York Stock Exchange and the Farm Credit Funding Corporation, and a chance to gain first hand experience working for AgChoice Farm Credit, Pennsylvania’s largest agricultural lender.

The nine Penn State juniors selected as AgChoice Scholars are:

• Courtney Cowden of Washington, Pa., who is majoring in Agricultural Sciences, with minors in Animal Sciences and Agricultural Communications.

• Dustin Dreyfuss of Hampstead, Md., who is majoring in Agribusiness Management, with a minor in Animal Sciences.

• Brandon Dunlap of Shippensburg, Pa., who is majoring in Agribusiness Management.

• Emily Harrison of Salisbury, Ct., who is majoring in Agribusiness Management, with a minor in Environmental Inquiry.

• Shawn Knauff of Mercer, Pa., who is majoring in Agribusiness Management.

• Orry Pratt of Meadville, Pa., who is majoring in Animal Sciences, with minors in Agribusiness Management and Spanish.

• Jacob (JD) Schaffer of Telford, Pa., who is majoring in Agribusiness Management.

• Mark Slusser of Hanover, Pa., who is majoring in Agricultural Systems Management, with a minor in Agribusiness Management.

• Hannah Wentworth of Quarryville, Pa., who is majoring in Animal Sciences, with minors in Agribusiness Management and Leadership Development.

For more information on AgChoice Scholars, please contact Rachel Cloninger, training specialist with AgChoice Farm Credit, at rcloninger@agchoice.com or 800-349-3568 ext. 6017.

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